2013-04-24 / Obituaries


Juanita “Nita” Cobb Sykes Mott, a resident of Wetumpka, slipped peacefully into eternity on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the age of 85. She will be remembered for her love and faith in Jesus Christ, reading her Bible, helping others, and crocheting.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Jane (Randy) Martin, Edwina Kay (Daniel) Gubin; four grandchildren, Chris (Wendy) Martin, Anna (Brodie) Burns, Gabe (Amanda) McGinty, Ben (Nina) McGinty; nine great-grandchildren, Andrea Martin, Cody Martin, Camden Martin, Lola McGinty, John Daniel Channell, Jonah Channell, Carlyn Burns, Peyton Dover, and Bentley McGinty; sister-in-law, Eloise Trammel; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and special friends.

Funeral services are Monday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. James Troglen officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday at 3:00 p.m. at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years in 2006, Tollie Edward “Sam” Mott; parents, Hallett Thompson Cobb and Fannie Mae Cobb Sykes; step-father, John Alvin Sykes; sister and brother-in-law, Cordelia (James) Bracknell; and a brother, Ferris Trammel.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Wetumpka.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Martin, Cody Martin, Gabe McGinty, Ben McGinty, Bill Mott, and Charles Roberts.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Helen Macon / Lydia Sunday school class and friends and neighbors at the Gardens of Wetumpka.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the United Methodist Children’s Home, 3140 Zelda Court, Montgomery, AL 36106 or to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236.

An online guest book is available at www.gassettfuneralhome.net

Gassett Funeral Home of Wetumpka will direct.

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